Subject: Unknown bug
Geographic location of the bug: Northern Michigan – Charlevoix
Time: 07:19 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: We have never seen this bug. What is it? Seen 3 in 2 days.
How you want your letter signed: Tracy
We have been getting numerous requests in the past week to identify Green Stink Bug nymphs, Chinavia hilaris. According to BugGuide: “extremely polyphagous: recorded from 20 plant families; adults and older nymphs prefer developing seeds and fruit. May be a pest on soybean, cotton, fruit trees (esp. peach), and many vegetables.” Your image is really good for identification purposes and nicely illustrates scale. Here is a BugGuide image for comparison.